Daily Draw: The Female, The Baby Carriage, The Computer

Today’s draw continues the layout in which we look to the charms to lead the reading, and in this layout, today’s energy is about renewing our natural selves. Our bodies are constantly changing, shedding cells, renewing itself even as we age. And it occurred to me last night that the most beautiful women are those who allow themselves to be whatever age they are. We live in a youth-obsessed culture here in the western half of the northern hemisphere, and while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look young and healthy, there is something wrong with dismissing age and elder-ship. Just because one colors one’s hair and uses Botox does not give one authority over elders who choose not to. If you’re going to have pride in your youthful appearance, that’s fine. Celebrate that, and allow your strength and health to serve those who are most vulnerable in society. But don’t think for a minute that looking twenty-five makes you twenty-five. There is a responsibility that comes with age, and it’s critical that as we age, we act our age. Now, don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying that we can no longer work with our inner child. Of course we can. What I am saying is that there are juvenile attitudes and practices in place in this culture that seem to be enjoyed as much by older people as by twenty-five year olds, and that shit’s got to stop. Being uneducated is a problem; being willfully uneducated is a choice. Not voting is a choice. Not paying taxes and working for the betterment of the community is a choice. Putting yourself and your individual family above the community around you as if you are somehow better than the homeless man outside the 7-11 is a choice. And it’s wrong. It’s time to grow up. Society needs you to be the adult you actually, naturally are. (And also pay attention to the signs around you: today is a lucky day.)

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5 comments

  1. I henna my hair, mostly because I got my first grey (actually white) hair at 22. But I don’t think it’s a substitute for youth – I simply intend, like Ramses II and Lucille Ball, to leave this world with flaming red hair. I agree our culture fetishizes youth. Why, I don’t know. Other than tight skin and perky boobs, there’s really not much there to recommend it for either men or women. I was a pretty stupid young woman, I will freely admit that (and my cheeks redden as I think of some of the things I said/did). But that woman became me, and I’m pretty OK with me. Mostly. 🙂

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    1. Definitely hear you I’m in my 40s and really ready to just shave it all off its so bad!! I tried Henna but found it wasn’t very effective so I switched to Naturtint.com — plant-based & permanent..you might like it.

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  2. That’s great! I come from a long line of hair-colorers (we go gray early in my family), so I totally get it. 🙂 What comes up for me is the immature, casino-minded addiction-style behavior on Wall Street and the insistence on irresponsible domestic and international policies supported by many political candidates here in the US right now. We as a nation need to grow up.

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